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The nation's largest micro-lender, nonprofit organization ACCION Texas-Louisiana, provides microloans when commercial banks don't. They offer small-business loans to those who can't access traditional funding services. Typically a loan approval decision on a completed application will be provided within two to three business days.

ACCION Texas-Louisiana has offices in Texas and Louisiana that serve small businesses with limited access to traditional sources of credit. Its goal is to help businesses establish credit and expand so they can obtain future financing from larger lending institutions. The organization has the largest and best performing microloan portfolio in the United States -- valued at more than $27 million, with an average loan size of $16,000. Its loans range in size from $500 to $100,000.

Elvira M. Valles is the regional director of ACCION Texas, she may be reached at evalles@acciontexas.org or at (915) 629-6729.

For more information about ACCION Texas-Louisiana please call 866-312-3775 or visit http://www.acciontexas.org/.